According to a report on employment and informality in Latin America published by the International Labour Organization - ILO, 82% of the jobs created in Argentina between the second quarter of 2020 and the first months of 2021 are informal. The phenomenon can be explained in large part by the Covid-19 pandemic, the long quarantine implemented in Argentina, and by the lack of investment in the private sector. It can also be explained by the dynamics of the labour market during the pandemic: formal jobs were mostly protected, so no new jobs were created when the quarantine restrictions were lifted. By contrast, informal workers had become categorised as inactive or unemployed, and returned to the labour market in the last few months. ILO specialists warned that there was a risk of further informalisation and that sustainable growth over time was a prerequisite to avoid it. Beyond the effects of the pandemic, the current situation responds to previous structural problems, marked by the high share of unregistered workers in total employment. Also, according to the ILO, the contribution of informal employment in the recovery of jobs in Argentina (82%) was higher than in Chile (53%) and Brazil (68%); similar to Mexico and Peru (81%), and lower than in Paraguay (91%).